Enable SEO Urls in your store

In your store's Admin area, go to the System > Settings > System section.

You can assign SEO Url to the following items:

  • Products
  • Categories
  • Manufacturers
  • Content pages

Numbers are added to SEO names

The number is added to a SEO name if the same name is already in use for another object (product, category, etc).

Use SEO URLs: To use SEO URL's Apache module mod-rewrite must be installed and you need to rename the htaccess.txt file to .htaccess
Search Engine Friendly URLs allows you to activate categories and product's SEO Keyword setting. For each product and category you can assign SEO keyword visible in url. This will better describe a product's page to visitors and search engines.

htaccess note

The dot in front of “.htaccess” indicates that this file is ‘invisible’. Therefore you may have to configure the FTP application or hosting file manager you’re using to show invisible files. “.htaccess” on an Apache based web server, will allow you to configure specific settings for how you’d like your website, or certain files within your website, to behave

mod_rewrite is something that is installed on your server by your web host. You need to ask your host (or look in their help guide) to find out if you have it.


If you access store with sub-folder like http://www.mydomain/subfolder make sure to change RewriteBase / to RewriteBase /subfolder/ in the .htaccess file.

AbanteCart file hierarchy. Where is my .htaccess file?
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  • public_html - Folder where AbanteCart files located on your server. Can be 'www' or 'htdocs'...etc
    • admin
    • core
    • download
    • extensions
    • image
    • install - folder should be removed when AbanteCart is installed.
    • index.php
    • .htaccess.txt - this file should be renamed to .htaccess
         If your .htaccess file didn't exist you can download it here.
    • php.ini
    • storefront
    • system
    • task.php
    • ... -


SEO Keyword have Multi-Language support

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